Politics

Donald Trump Saved My Marriage | Blair Bess

It may seem hard to believe that a thrice-married, serial philanderer like Donald J. Trump could prove himself to be more effective than couples therapy… Continue reading

The Profiteer-in-Chief Goes Belly Up for China | Dick Polman

The U.S. Constitution has been reduced to a scrap of parchment, rendered irrelevant by the profiteer-in-chief. President Trump relentlessly railed against China on the campaign… Continue reading

He can dish it out | Tom H. Hastings

But he can’t take it. We have an Oval Office Autocrat who governs in the persona of a decidedly unfunny insult comic, but when it… Continue reading

Many, Many More Questions for Trump | Raging Moderate

Robert Mueller has many questions for the president. The New York Times released a list of 49 for which Donald Trump hopefully has answers that… Continue reading

Eyman’s running on faith, and his own money | The Petri Dish

OLYMPIA — Tim Eyman is so convinced his latest initiative attack on car tabs is a winner, he’s tapping the one source of money he… Continue reading

For a Builder, Trump Likes Wrecking Stuff | John L. Micek

For a man who likes to brag about what a big builder he is, President Donald Trump spends a lot of time burning stuff down.… Continue reading

Trump’s 67th week in office | In cartoons

Our cartoon chronicle of the 45th president continues in this, the 67th week of Donald J. Trump in the White House. Arcadio Esquivel, Costa Rica… Continue reading

Dangerous Fallout when Trump Blows Up Deals | Wim Laven

Trump’s detonation of the Iran Deal is a monumental disaster. On the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (the Iran Deal), dozens of retired generals and… Continue reading

Fear and Opportunity in Immigration Politics | Andrew Moss

With each passing week, the battle of words over immigration intensifies, as Trump administration officials continue honing their favorite rhetorical weapon: fear. This past week,… Continue reading

The Dangers of Debt | Lee H. Hamilton

Politicians and commentators these days like to point to an array of threats to our constitutional system. There’s one, though, that doesn’t get nearly as… Continue reading

Trump’s Artful Dodging | Peter Funt

Sometimes it takes a year or more for a president’s strengths to come into focus. In Donald Trump’s case, it is now clear that he… Continue reading

Republican challenges are few | The Petri Dish

Democratic Congressman Rick Larsen of Everett is getting his re-election campaign formally under way this week with events in communities throughout the 2nd District he’s… Continue reading

Rudy and His Fox News Farce | Dick Polman

Rudy Giuliani’s first big televised gig as a Trump attorney, a tragicomedy Wednesday night on Fox News, stirred my memories of the old New York… Continue reading

Author, attorney is guest speaker at next meeting of Bainbridge Island Republican Women

Bainbridge Island Republican Women will welcome guest speaker Richard Tizzano at the group’s meeting next week. Tizzano, an author and attorney, became a lawyer at… Continue reading

Senator Rolfes is guest speaker at next SWERV meeting

State Senator Christine Rolfes will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of SWERV, Savvy Women Exchanging Relevant Views. SWERV will meet at 10:30… Continue reading

His Own Worst Enemy | Raging Moderate

You don’t need a degree in psychoanalysis to figure out that Donald Trump defines himself by his adversaries. The media. His staff. His family. His… Continue reading

The Korean Summit and After: What the Experts Say, and Miss | Mel Gurtov

In the wake of the inter-Korean summit meeting, analysts are having a field day taking apart the Panmunjom Declaration of Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in… Continue reading

We must do better on gun control | Guest Viewpoint

We’ve let the NRA completely twist our views of issues of life and death. The entire conversation around gun control in America has been so… Continue reading

Trump’s 66th week in office | In cartoons

Pardonne-moi mon chéri. We interrupt this international love fest of hand-holding, French kisses and sweet nothings to bring you our continuing cartoon chronicle of the… Continue reading

Plenty to Clean Up After Dinner | Peter Funt

What a shame that the people who will profit most from the tempest that was the White House Correspondents’ Dinner are the two who deserve… Continue reading